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Introduction Dear ACG family, as you may have already heard last Sunday (March 15), the Session (Pastor-Elders) of GracePoint announced that our services will go online starting from March 22. The first stage of this transition is that Community Groups will be gathering in small decentralised clusters and worship together with the assistance of the … Continue reading Game Plan for ACG – COVID19
Day 85. Revelations 4-6 Day 86. Revelations 7-9 Day 87. Revelation 10-12 Day 88. Revelations 13-15 Day 89. Revelation 16-18Day 90. Revelation 19-22 Devotion Why are we attracted to book series like the Chronicles of Narnia or The Lord of the Rings? What is it about these books that grip our attention and our affection? Part of it is … Continue reading Summer NT Plan – Week 13 Devotion
Day 71. Hebrews 1-2Day 72. Hebrews 3-4:13Day 73. Hebrews 4:14-7 Day 74. Hebrews 8-10Day 75. Hebrews 11-13Day 76. James 1-3:12Day 77. James 3:13-5 Devotion There are a handful of practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) who are given the title ‘G.O.A.T’. I’ve always wondered what that was. ‘Is he as strong as a goat?’ Goats aren’t known … Continue reading Summer NT Plan – Week 11 Devotion
Day 57. Ephesians 1-3Day 58. Ephesians 4-6Day 59. Philippians 1-2Day 60. Philippians 3-4Day 61. Colossians 1-2Day 62. Colossians 3-4Day 63. 1 Thessalonians 1-3 Devotion The doctrine of predestination is a tricky one. Some want to deny the existence of the doctrine and others want to explain it away. Why? There are a number of reasons. … Continue reading Summer NT Plan – Week 9 Devotion
Day 43. Romans 12-13Day 44. Romans 14-16Day 45. 1 Corinthians 1-4Day 46. 1 Corinthians 5-7Day 47. 1 Corinthians 8-11Day 48. 1 Corinthians 12-14Day 49. 1 Corinthians 15-16 Devotion Immorality. This is a word that is increasingly foreign in our cultural context. What does it even mean? We get the word ‘immortality’. But ‘immorality’? Sounds foreign…weird. … Continue reading Summer NT Plan – Week 7 Devotion
Day 29. John 19-21Day 30. Acts 1-3Day 31. Acts 4-6Day 32. Acts 7-9Day 33. Acts 10-12Day 34. Acts 13-15Day 35. Acts 16-18 Devotion Welcome to Week 5 of our Summer NT Reading Program. If you’ve managed to make it this far, it means that we are almost half way through the entire reading plan! Now, … Continue reading Summer NT Plan – Week 5 Devotion
Day 15. Luke 1-3Day 16. Luke 4-6 Day 17. Luke 7-9 Day 18. Luke 10-12 Day 19. Luke 13-15 Day 20. Luke 16-18 Day 21. Luke 19-21 Devotion Welcome to Week 3 of our Summer Reading Program. We are now into the third and final synoptic Gospel* in the New Testament, and here we read … Continue reading Summer NT Plan – Week 3 Devotion
Day 1. Matthew 1-4Day 2. Matthew 5-7Day 3. Matthew 8-10Day 4. Matthew 11-13Day 5. Matthew 14-16Day 6. Matthew 17-19Day 7. Matthew 20-22 Series Introduction Welcome to the start of our 2019-2020 Summer NT Reading Program. We first launched this initiative in 2018 and it was a great success! It encouraged people to engage in God’s … Continue reading Summer NT Plan – Week 1 Devotion
One of the things that characterise young people is fervour. I remember chatting with a friend of mine a few years ago who told me his bold ambition to make a million dollars by the time he turned 30. By the looks of how he is progressing in his career right now, I'd say he … Continue reading Are we chasing with as much fervour?
I believe that in our day and age, it has never been easier to covet. What do I mean? Well first of all, what does coveting actually mean? Few of us have this word in our mental dictionary, and so it is hard for us to see this as a 'crisis' if we do not … Continue reading The Crisis of Covetousness
In his final words to his disciples, our Lord and Saviour called them, the apostles of the church, to 'make disciples of all nations'. Part of this commission to expressed in our regular discipling of believers through regular Bible reading and doing life on life, and another part of this is through the selection, assessment, … Continue reading Gospel Lab
Reformed Evangelical Christians are well familiar with Romans 1:16 which speaks about the Gospel being available to everyone who believes: both to the Jew and to the Gentile. Consequently, we know full well that our evangelistic efforts and discipleship methods should not be targeted at one particular race or ethnic group, but to all. However, … Continue reading The Gospel for the Young and the Old
Question: Hello! I’ve recently been thinking about what we should look out for when choosing a devotional to commit to. Now I’ve only ever gone through one legit one by Tim Keller and it was amazing. This year I’m looking at something else different but it has made me more aware that I shouldn’t just … Continue reading 7. Christian Devotionals
Hi everyone, most of you will know that this Sunday (April 7) is our much anticipated public launch of the new Lidcombe PM church community. I'm excited about this because it is a great missional opportunity and it is also a space to grow in more intentional discipleship and community. My earnest prayer is that … Continue reading Partner with the Launch
Some of you may not be aware of this, but ACG is launching into its fourth year in 2019! I've been collecting some photos in preparation for our church's 20th anniversary dinner, and as I go through the various experiences that we've had, I can't help but praise and thank God for His grace and … Continue reading History and Gallery of ACG
What does the Bible mean when it says 'do not judge'? Does this mean that we can never identify a person in unrepentant sin and call on them to repent and return to Christ? Does this mean that we have to silently endorse behaviours, speech, or thoughts that dishonour Christ? I've had experiences where I've … Continue reading 3. Doesn’t the Bible say ‘Do Not Judge’?
This afternoon, we had the privilege of spending some time chatting with Pastor Eugene and reflecting on what God has been doing at Gracepoint over the past 20 years. We talked about how he felt led to pastoral ministry, the challenges of church planting, his passions about the intersection between faith and life, and his … Continue reading Special Q&A with Pastor Eugene
Hello everyone! Our annual 'Start of Year Retreat' is always a great opportunity to kick off our year together. As always, it'll be a great time of fun and fellowship, and this is the time when deep relationships are formed. If you haven't already, please follow the instructions here and sign up right away! Registrations close … Continue reading Rego for Start of Year Retreat!
A question that arose out of yesterday night's (11/01/19) study was: 'what does it mean for John to prepare the way for the Lord and to make his paths straight?' One of the joys of studying Holy Scripture as a community is that we get to hear and ask questions that we normally wouldn't ask … Continue reading 2. ‘Make Straight Paths for him’ (Mark 1.3)
Hey fam, just a reminder that our Summer Program starts this Friday on the 11th of Jan! This program is designed to equip us as a community to be better communicators of the Gospel. Our teachers over this course will be Clement Hui, Jonathan Pang, and John Le, and they have designed the program to not only help … Continue reading Summer Program is starting this coming Friday!
Imagine seeing a room with a handful of chairs. Now imagine hearing the sound of pages turning as it responds to the instructions of a voice booming from the front of the crowd which authoritatively pronounces 'this is the Word of the Lord'. Now imagine the warmth of the person sitting next to you as … Continue reading A New Opportunity
ACG is the young adults ministry of Gracepoint Presbyterian Church. Therefore, like Gracepoint, ACG holds the Word of God as contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the Supreme Standard, and we regard the Holy Scriptures as the only rule of faith and practice. Furthermore, we also hold the Westminster Confession … Continue reading 1. What are the Doctrinal Standards of ACG?
Early in 2018, a group of leaders travelled to Bowral for a few days to plan for what was then known as Friday Community Group (FCG). This ministry existed long before I (Pastor Elliot) arrived at Gracepoint, and it had a wonderful track record of seeing non-Christians saved and Christians discipled to maturity. We spent … Continue reading Why ‘Allelous’ (One Another)?